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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/69
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1940-1962
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Bristol United Breweries Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Bristol United Breweries Limited, Lewins Mead, Bristol was formed in 1888 from the amalgamation of Bowley and Bristow, St. Paul's Brewery Bishop and Butt Ltd., Redcliffe Mead Brewery, J.H. Lockley and Sons, Lewins Mead Brewery, and M. Reynolds and Company.

The company was incorporated in 1889. It took over Daniel Sykes and Co. Ltd., Redcliffe Brewery, Redcliffe Street (est. 1753) in 1897; the Oakhill Brewery, Ashwick, in 1925; and the Charlton Brewery, Shepton Mallet, in 1937.

Bristol United Breweries Limited merged with Bristol Brewery Georges in 1956 and with them was taken over by Courage, Barclay and Simonds in 1961. In voluntary liquidation 1962.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Bristol United Breweries Limited, including minute books of board, committee and annual general meetings; indexes to minute books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: ACC/2305/69/001-004 - Corporate Records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Many records were destroyed by enemy action in 1940.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of an accession of records from Courage Barclay and Simonds, 1969-1988.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other records have been deposited in Bristol Record Office.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2009 to February 2010

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